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  #3021671 15-Jan-2023 16:45
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Business Insider: Russia tried to claim months ago it destroyed American-made armored vehicles that the US didn't even offer Ukraine until last week

A video from September that is circulating online shows Russia claiming it destroyed four Bradley vehicles.

However, the US only announced last week that it plans to send the armored vehicles to Ukraine.

Russia has been repeatedly caught fabricating details of the war in Ukraine.

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  #3021677 15-Jan-2023 17:11
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An interesting overview of what the Bradleys can bring to the table. It's far more than just an armoured way of driving troops around.

 





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  #3021679 15-Jan-2023 17:20
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Maintenance heavy, and track bashing is hard work but that turret is something else.

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  #3021700 15-Jan-2023 19:00
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Hopefully someone is also sending a lot of Bradley and Challenger II decoys.
I imagine Russia will go wild using up long range systems trying to swot them.

 

Putin's people are now being asked to get remote tech workers back into the country.
I don't see anyone with a fraction of smarts amongst the 100 thousand or more who left.
falling for an order to come back to visit head office.

 

Those that stayed might be seeing their last opportunity to get out too.
https://www.euronews.com/next/2023/01/02/russia-risks-causing-new-year-it-worker-flight-with-remote-work-law

 

Putin also made angry statements of companies lack of production.
Russia's Putin lays into minister Manturov for 'fooling around'
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-64246902

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2023/jan/13/vladimir-putin-rebukes-deputy-prime-minister-in-live-broadcast-video

 

Just simple failing to sign contracts for aircraft production so they can magically appear ?
The best jet turbines and parts for the helicopters that they are attacking Ukraine with were smuggled from Ukraine!
https://kyivindependent.com/news-feed/sbu-detains-motor-sich-president-suspected-of-supplying-military-equipment-to-russia

Maybe contract delays as companies can't deliver unless performance specs, lead-times and many other things are relaxed.
That creates another problem.

 

Others have mentioned old style Soviet punishments for not meeting quotas.

 

You send people off to become cannon fodder, encourage a million or more citizens to leave the country, 
and wonder why you are short of skilled workers or anyone to train them.


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  #3021703 15-Jan-2023 19:05
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Maybe they (allies)  need to got low tech.Drop millions of leaflets, except they will be true. This war wont run to the natural conclusion, 2022/23 is too modern. It can simmer for years, decimating Russian Federation but also the West You need to fire up the plebs. Its essentially 1 vs 71 million, use that.


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  #3021704 15-Jan-2023 19:07
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ezbee:


Hopefully someone is also sending a lot of Bradley and Challenger II decoys.
I imagine Russia will go wild using up long range systems trying to swot them.

 

 

They won't need to, Ukraine will take care of that. This is why Russia destroyed three times as many HIMARS systems as Ukraine had been supplied with, and Ukraine still kept hitting them with HIMARS afterwards

 

 

Well, either that or it was vranyo at work again, always a factor with Russian claims.

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  #3022641 17-Jan-2023 12:12
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OpSec is (another) Russian weak point


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  #3023000 17-Jan-2023 22:26
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New Zealand mentioned in passing.

One hour video

Why War Economies don't collapse (until they do) - why Russia and Ukraine won't collapse tomorrow


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  #3023343 18-Jan-2023 18:55
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With the propensity for Putin's critics have fatal "accidents", I'm reminded of this article:

NBC News: Fidel Castro: The CIA's 7 Most Bizarre Assassination Attempts

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  #3023437 18-Jan-2023 22:37
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Lock up your Rotax! 

 

Same Type Of Rotax Engines Used In Iranian Drones Targeted In Bizarre Theft Wave (Updated)
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/bizarre-theft-wave-targets-same-rotax-engines-used-in-iranian-drones

""
he Austrian-made Rotax light aircraft engine recently found in a Russian-operated, Iranian-made Mohajar-6 drone recovered by Ukrainian forces is a model that has been at the center of a puzzling and prolonged theft campaign around the globe, but especially in Europe. Sophisticated criminals who know how to circumvent airport security measures and find engines that often have low operating hours and surgically remove them have been the hallmark of the widespread thefts.

 

So many have been stolen just in the U.K. alone that Operation Opal - a national intelligence team focused on organized crime - was called in to investigate the matter, according to the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA), which along with the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) is collating information about the thefts in the U.K. These facts certainly point to the possibility that Tehran has been getting at least some of its drone engines by having operatives systemically literally rip them out of aircraft in foreign countries.
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  #3023439 18-Jan-2023 22:43
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ezbee:

 

Lock up your Rotax! 

 

Same Type Of Rotax Engines Used In Iranian Drones Targeted In Bizarre Theft Wave (Updated)
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/bizarre-theft-wave-targets-same-rotax-engines-used-in-iranian-drones

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he Austrian-made Rotax light aircraft engine recently found in a Russian-operated, Iranian-made Mohajar-6 drone recovered by Ukrainian forces is a model that has been at the center of a puzzling and prolonged theft campaign around the globe, but especially in Europe. Sophisticated criminals who know how to circumvent airport security measures and find engines that often have low operating hours and surgically remove them have been the hallmark of the widespread thefts.

 

So many have been stolen just in the U.K. alone that Operation Opal - a national intelligence team focused on organized crime - was called in to investigate the matter, according to the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA), which along with the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) is collating information about the thefts in the U.K. These facts certainly point to the possibility that Tehran has been getting at least some of its drone engines by having operatives systemically literally rip them out of aircraft in foreign countries.
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These thefts were happening years before Russia invaded Ukraine





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  #3025972 24-Jan-2023 01:47
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Looks like Poland has unlocked the supply of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, they just need to pass the all-important final commissioning test.

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  #3026002 24-Jan-2023 08:45
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neb: Looks like Poland has unlocked the supply of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, they just need to pass the all-important final commissioning test.

 

 

 

The Challengers have a teapot, the Leopards have a beer holder.

 

Clearly the Australian tanks have a flip down sausage & onion bbq. What would a modern New Zealand tank have?





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  #3026241 24-Jan-2023 13:07
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Scholz, leading Europe where?  
Its only a Poland away from the conflict, at least France has whole of Germany as a buffer? 

 

A main point of Leopards is there are a number of countries in Europe with them to share supply, spares and expertise.
Even Canada. 
Not to undersell crew survivability, which is not a consideration with flip top Russian ones.
Diesel engineers are more plentiful, plus one would expect bits like injectors are an industry common item.
Engine is used in Leclerc tropicalisé , Challenger 2E, Merkava Mk. 4, Arjun, K2 Black Panther.
Possibly a similar engine used in other commercial heavy tracked vehicles too.
I imagine Ukraine also has many Diesel techs who used to work on heavy tractors.

 

 


 


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  #3026431 24-Jan-2023 15:34
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SaltyNZ:

The Challengers have a teapot, the Leopards have a beer holder.

 

Clearly the Australian tanks have a flip down sausage & onion bbq. What would a modern New Zealand tank have?

 

 

A hook for the camouflage-pattern jandals.

 

 

That would actually be kinda funny and very kiwi, video of a tank driver using jandals :-).

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